Those like Mitt Romney who claim that the U.S. can achieve energy “independence” by 2020 are delusional. "Extreme energy" is an extreme dead end.
The physical effects of climate change will prove catastrophic. But the social effects -- food riots, state collapse, mass migrations, and conflicts of every sort -- could prove even more disruptive and deadly.
We're entering a new era in which disputes over vital resources dominate world affairs. These three energy hot spots could spur global conflict.
Oil fueled the United States' rise as a global superpower. Now, as oil declines as a major source of energy, is it bringing the U.S. down with it?
Reliance on fossil fuels could lead to 30 years of bloodshed as world powers fight over limited resources.
This essay was originally published on TomDispatch and is republished here with Tom’s kind permission. Here’s the good news about energy: Thanks to rising oil …
The Earth may look glum, but it’s not to be messed with.Photo: John LeGearThis essay was originally published on TomDispatch and is republished here with …
No matter what comes of the protests in Iran, it’s unlikely that the country’s oil output will rise significantly.Photo: Hamed SaberThis essay was originally published …
Get ready for a rocky year. From now on, rising prices, powerful storms, severe droughts and floods, and other unexpected events are likely to play havoc with the fabric of global society, producing chaos and political unrest.
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